Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadSteve McGrath
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Richard, B., Richter, G. M., Cerasuolo, M. and Shield, I. F. 2019. Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations. Annals of Botany.

The sources and dynamics of fine-grained sediment degrading the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) beds of the River Torridge, Devon, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Pulley, S., Goubet, A., Mosser, I., Browning, S. and Collins, A. L. 2019. The sources and dynamics of fine-grained sediment degrading the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) beds of the River Torridge, Devon, UK. Science of The Total Environment. 657 (March 20), pp. 420-434.

Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Loick, N., Dixon, E. R., Matthews, P., Lewicka-Szczebak, D., Well, R., Bol, R., Charteris, A. and Cardenas, L. M. 2019. Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry.

Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Pezzola, D., Cardenas, L. M., Mian, I.A., Carswell, A. M., Donovan, N., Dhanoa, D. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.

A high-resolution map of soil pH in China made by hybrid modelling of sparse soil data and environmental covariates and its implications for pollution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Chen, S., Liang, Z., Webster, R., Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Teng, H., Hi, B., Arrouays, D. and Shi, Z. 2019. A high-resolution map of soil pH in China made by hybrid modelling of sparse soil data and environmental covariates and its implications for pollution. Science of The Total Environment. 655, pp. 273-283.

Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Murdoch, A. J. and Storkey, J. 2019. Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds. Ecological Modelling. 396 (24 March), pp. 1-11.

Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T., Peltre, C. and Munkholm, L. 2019. Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability. Geoderma. 337 (1 March), pp. 834-843.

A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Soto-Gomez, D., Perez‐Rodriguez, P., Vazquez Juiz, L., Lopez‐Periago, J. E. and Paradelo, M. 2018. A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography. European Journal Of Soil Science.

Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Luo, Y., Dungait, J. A. J., Zhao, X., Brookes, P. C., Durenkamp, M., Li, G. and Lin, Q. 2018. Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil. Land Degradation & Development. 29 (7), pp. 2183-2188.

The potential for production of high quality bio-coal from early harvested Miscanthus by hydrothermal carbonisation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Smith, A. M., Whittaker, C., Shield, I. F. and Ross, A. B. 2018. The potential for production of high quality bio-coal from early harvested Miscanthus by hydrothermal carbonisation. Fuel. 220 (15 May), pp. 546-557.

Does selenium-enriched flour increase plasma selenium levels? Plan for a randomised controlled trial

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Lochlainn, M. N., Whelan, K., Bowyer, R. C. E., Stroud, J. L. and Steves, C. J. 2018. Does selenium-enriched flour increase plasma selenium levels? Plan for a randomised controlled trial. Age And Ageing. 47 (Suppl. 2), pp. ii15-ii18.

Factors Affecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Grain Yield of Summer Maize on Smallholder Farms in the North China Plain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Chen, G., Cao, H., Liang, J., Ma, W., Guo, L., Zhang, S., Jiang, R., Zhang, H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Zhang, F. 2018. Factors Affecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Grain Yield of Summer Maize on Smallholder Farms in the North China Plain. Sustainability. 10 (2), p. 363.

Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social Media During the African Ebola Outbreak

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Feng, S., Hossain, L., Crawford, J. W. and Bossomaier, T. 2018. Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social Media During the African Ebola Outbreak. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 12 (1), pp. 26-37.

Nitrogen fertiliser replacement values for organic amendments appear to increase with N application rates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Hijbeek, R., Ten Berge, H. F. M., Whitmore, A. P., Barkusky, D., Schröder, J. J. and Van Ittersum, M. K. 2018. Nitrogen fertiliser replacement values for organic amendments appear to increase with N application rates. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 110 (1), pp. 105-115.

Impact of elevated precipitation, nitrogen deposition and warming on soil respiration in a temperate desert

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Yue, P., Cui, X., Gong, Y., Li, K., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2018. Impact of elevated precipitation, nitrogen deposition and warming on soil respiration in a temperate desert. Biogeosciences. 15 (7), pp. 2007-2019.

Enhanced-efficiency fertilizers are not a panacea for resolving the nitrogen problem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Li, T., Zhang, W., Yin, J., Chadwick, D. R., Norse, D., Lu, Y., Liu, X., Chen, X., Zhang, F., Powlson, D. S. and Dou, Z. 2018. Enhanced-efficiency fertilizers are not a panacea for resolving the nitrogen problem. Global Change Biology. 24 (2), pp. e511-e521.

Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Dobbler, P. C. T., Laureano, Á. M., Sarzi, D. S., Cañón, E. R. P., Metz, G. F., de Freitas, A. S., Takagaki, B. M., D´Oliveira, C.B., Pylro, V. S., Copetti, A.C., Victoria, F., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Morais, D. K. and Roesch, L. F. W. 2018. Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 111 (4), pp. 551-561.

Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Enhances Phenanthrene Degradation by Autochthonous Prokaryotic Communities from a Pristine Seawater

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Rodrigues, E. M., Morais, D. K., Pylro, V. S., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., de Oliveira, J. A., Roesch, L. F. W., Cesar, D. E. and Tótola, M. R. 2018. Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Enhances Phenanthrene Degradation by Autochthonous Prokaryotic Communities from a Pristine Seawater. Microbial Ecology. 75 (3), pp. 688-700.

Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others

Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Clark, I. M., Scott, T., Glendining, M. J., Perryman, S. A. M., Storkey, J., Bell, J. R., Shield, I. F., Mcmillan, V. E. and Hawkins, J. M. B. Macdonald, A. J. (ed.) 2018. Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Misselbrook, T. H. and Shield, I. F. 2018. Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form. Biomass & Bioenergy. 112, pp. 29-36.

The importance of long‐term experiments in agriculture: their management to ensure continued crop production and soil fertility; the Rothamsted experience

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Johnston, A. E. and Poulton, P. R. 2018. The importance of long‐term experiments in agriculture: their management to ensure continued crop production and soil fertility; the Rothamsted experience. European Journal of Soil Science. 69 (1), pp. 113-125.

Willow: Then and now

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential

Macalpine, W. J. 2018. Willow: Then and now. Rothamsted Research.

Participatory evaluation guides the development and selection of farmers’ preferred rice varieties for salt- and flood-affected coastal deltas of South and Southeast Asia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Burman, D., Maji, B., Singh, Sudhanshu, Mandal, Subhasis, Sarangi, Sukanta K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Bal, A. R., Sharma, D. K., Krishnamurthy, S. L., Singh, H. N., delosReyes, A. S., Villanueva, D., Paris, T., Singh, U. S., Haefele, S. M. and Ismail, Abdelbagi M. 2018. Participatory evaluation guides the development and selection of farmers’ preferred rice varieties for salt- and flood-affected coastal deltas of South and Southeast Asia. Field Crops Research. 220, pp. 67-77.

The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Fu, Q. L., Clark, I. M., Zhu, J., Hu, H. Q. and Hirsch, P. R. 2018. The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 54 (1), pp. 163-172.

Old meets new: most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Mauchline, T. H., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M. and Hirsch, P. R. 2018. Old meets new: most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 66 (1), pp. 14-18.

Agriculture, food security and the sustainable development goals: theory and practice in three development contexts

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies

Gil, J. D. B., Reidsma, P., Giller, K. E., Todman, L. C. and Van Ittersum, M. K. 2018. Agriculture, food security and the sustainable development goals: theory and practice in three development contexts.  SustEcon Conference, Berlin, 2017-09-25/2017-09-26.

Analysis of variance in soil research : let the analysis fit the action

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Webster, R. and Lark, R. M. 2018. Analysis of variance in soil research : let the analysis fit the action. European Journal of Soil Science. 69 (1), pp. 216-139.

Correspondence of measured soil carbon fractions and RothC pools for equilibrium and non-equilibrium states

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Herbst, M., Welp, G., Macdonald, A. J., Jate, M., Hädicke, A., Scherer, H., Gaiser, T., Herrmann, F., Amelung, W. and Vanderborght, J. 2018. Correspondence of measured soil carbon fractions and RothC pools for equilibrium and non-equilibrium states. Geoderma. 314 (Supplement C), pp. 37-46.

Humic acids modify the pulse size distributions in the characterization of plastic microparticles by Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Vazquez Juiz, M.L., Soto Gomez, D., Perez Rodriguez, P., Paradelo, M. and Lopez Periago, J. E. 2018. Humic acids modify the pulse size distributions in the characterization of plastic microparticles by Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 218, pp. 59-65.

Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Neve, P., Barney, J. N., Buckley, Y., Cousens, R. D., Graham, S., Jordan, N. R., Lawton-Rauh, A., Liebman, M., Mesgaran, M. B., Schut, M., Shaw, J., Storkey, J., Baraibar, B., Baucom, R. S., Chalak, M., Childs, D. Z., Christensen, S., Eizenberg, H., Fernandez-Quintanilla, C., French, K., Harsch, M., Heijting, S., Harrison, L., Loddo, D., Macel, M., Maczey, N., Merotto JR, A., Mortensen, D., Necajeva, J., Peltzer, D. A., Recasens, J., Renton, M., Riemens, M., Sonderskov, M. and Williams, M 2018. Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan. Weed Research. 58, pp. 250-258.

Soil microorganisms : role in soil health

B - Book chapters etc edited externally

Hirsch, P. R. 2018. Soil microorganisms : role in soil health. in: Managing Soil Health for Sustainable Agriculture Cambridge, UK Burleigh Dodds. pp. 169 - 196

Co-producers data: open access tests trust

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Stroud, J. L. 2018. Co-producers data: open access tests trust. Nature. 562, p. 344.

Particle Leaching Rates from a Loamy Soil Are Controlled by the Mineral Fines Content and the Degree of Preferential Flow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Norgaard, T., Paradelo, M., Moldrup, P., Katuwal, S. and De Jonge, L.W. 2018. Particle Leaching Rates from a Loamy Soil Are Controlled by the Mineral Fines Content and the Degree of Preferential Flow. Journal of Environmental Quality.

Microbial and plant-derived compounds both contribute to persistent soil organic carbon in temperate soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Barre, P., Quenea, K., Vidal, A., Cecillon, L., Christensen, B. T., Katterer, T., Macdonald, A. J., Petit, L., Plante, A. F., Van Oort, F. and Chenu, C. 2018. Microbial and plant-derived compounds both contribute to persistent soil organic carbon in temperate soils. Biogeochemistry. 140, pp. 81-92.

Analysing the effect of dietary prebiotics and probiotics on gut bacterial richness and diversity of Asian snakehead fingerlings using T‐RFLP method

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Mohammad, B. M., Terence, L. M., Blaud, A., Roshada, H., Wizilla, J. A. J. and Siti, A. M. N. 2018. Analysing the effect of dietary prebiotics and probiotics on gut bacterial richness and diversity of Asian snakehead fingerlings using T‐RFLP method. Aquaculture Research. 49, pp. 3350-3361.

Breeding progress and preparedness for mass-scale deployment of perennial lignocellulosic biomass crops switchgrass, miscanthus, willow, and poplar

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Clifton-Brown, J., Harfouche, A., Casler, M. D., Jones, H. D., Macalpine, W. J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Smart, L. B., Adler, A., Ashman, C., Awty-Carroll, D., Bastien, C., Bopper, S., Botnari, V., Brancourt-Hulmel, M., Chen, Z., Clark, L. V., Cosentino, S., Dalton, S., Davey, C., Dolstra, O., Donnison, I., Flavell, R., Greef, J., Hanley, S. J., Hastings, A., Hertzberg, M., Hsu, T., Huang, L., Iurato, A., Jensen, E., Jin, X., Jørgensen, U., Kiesel, A., Kim, D., Liu, J., McCalmont, J. P., McMahon, B. G., Mos, M., Robson, P., Sacks, E. J., Sandu, A., Scalici, G., Schwarz, K., Scordia, D., Shafiei, R., Shield, I. F., Slavov, G., Stanton, B. J., Swaminathan, K., Taylor, G., Torres, A. F., Trindade, L. M., Tschaplinski, T., Tuskan, J., Yamada, T., Yu, C. Y., Zalesny, R., Zong, J. and Lewandowski, I. 2018. Breeding progress and preparedness for mass-scale deployment of perennial lignocellulosic biomass crops switchgrass, miscanthus, willow, and poplar. Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Chinese cropping systems are a net source of greenhouse gases despite soil carbon sequestration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Gao, B., Huang, T., Ju, X., Gu, B., Huang, W., Xu, L., Rees, R. M., Powlson, D. S., Smith, P. and Cui, S. 2018. Chinese cropping systems are a net source of greenhouse gases despite soil carbon sequestration. Global Change Biology. 24 (12), pp. 5590-5606.

Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Li, Z., Wang, D., Zhang, X. and Crawford, J. W. 2018. Water flow across the interface of contrasting materials: Pressure discontinuity and its implications . Journal of Hydrology. 566, pp. 435-440.

Valuing Improvements in Biodiversity Due to Controls on Atmospheric Nitrogen Pollution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Jones, L., Milne, A. E., Hall, J., Mills, G., Provins, A. and Christie, M. 2018. Valuing Improvements in Biodiversity Due to Controls on Atmospheric Nitrogen Pollution. Ecological Economics. 152, pp. 358-366.

Image conditions for polar and cylindrical coordinate separation-of-variables acoustic multiple scattering models with perfectly reflecting flat boundaries

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Shin, H.-C. 2018. Image conditions for polar and cylindrical coordinate separation-of-variables acoustic multiple scattering models with perfectly reflecting flat boundaries. Quarterly Journal Of Mechanics And Applied Mathematics. 71 (3), pp. 273 - 296.